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Yorg, a free and open source racing game with some hilarious handling

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Ever heard of Yorg? [Official Site] It's an open source racing game currently in development that's a little like Micro Machines and it's a little bit hilarious.

It was mentioned in our comments some time ago, but like a lot of things it gets totally buried while I work on other stuff. I decided to finally check it out properly, since they had a new release back in December last year. That update added in a new track, a new car, the ability to play through a season, a better driving model which includes drifting, performance improvements and more.

I tried it for a while and honestly, I couldn't stop laughing at the handling as well as the nutty camera angles you get out of it. The amount of times I've sent my car flying—I've lost count, it really is quite amusing. I think they've got a great start here and it could really turn into something awesome if they keep on developing it.

I decided to capture a little footage of how amusing it can be, take a look:

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They're currently gearing up for a new release, which looks like it might include a new track that's covered in snow:

Given how amusing the handling is, I can't wait to see what effects snow and ice will have on it, hopefully they will make it rather slippy. On top of that, they're also working on multiplayer, which has been a common request. Could be a lot of fun with multiplayer, given how hilarious it is to actually play.

Interested in helping development? They're on GitHub.
Want to just download it? It's up on and Game Jolt.

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shawnsterp 15 Mar, 2018
Okay, that had me laughing. I'll have to look it up, thanks.
Nanobang 15 Mar, 2018
Is it an English language faux pas when they say "pilots" in their video, or is that the generally used term for race car drivers everywhere but in the U.S.?

Whatever, it's free and looks fun. They can call the drivers lolipop wranglers for all it matters to me. Good find Liam!
Tchey 15 Mar, 2018
From itchio, i think the archive is very messed up. Can't launch, and can't find the file to lauch.
tuubi 15 Mar, 2018
Quoting: NanobangIs it an English language faux pas when they say "pilots" in their video, or is that the generally used term for race car drivers everywhere but in the U.S.?
I think it's a mistake. Or maybe it's because the cars spend so much time in the air?

PS: Which video?
Tchey 15 Mar, 2018
I don't know, in french we say "Pilots" for drivers, like "un pilote de Formule 1".

S i played some, and won all races so far in career mod. At the last map, crash to desktop.

I think the handling in not "fun" but "bad", and the game is pretty boring.
Pit 15 Mar, 2018
Quoting: TcheyFrom itchio, i think the archive is very messed up. Can't launch, and can't find the file to lauch.

Just downloaded from itch (yorg-0.8.0-linux_amd64). It's a mojo installer, make it executable and execute it. It will install it to a given directory, and also create a menu entry to launch.

On my laptop with intel (HD530) it only shows a black screen (plus sound), I need to run it on the secondary nvidia card (optirun).

As for the pilots: That's how we call them in Germany, too....
Arehandoro 15 Mar, 2018
Looks like a cool party game :)
buenaventura 15 Mar, 2018
Looks quite polished and nice graphically I must say, pretty!
Jahimself 16 Mar, 2018
great free game, I like the physics of it and the bonuses. interesting project, looking forward to the multiplayer with splitscreen if someone find a way to implement it.
Nanobang 16 Mar, 2018
Quoting: tuubiPS: Which video?

Ah, sorry. Yes. It's this video from their official website.

Last edited by Nanobang on 16 March 2018 at 1:05 pm UTC
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